SNoW Sings About Life’s Uncertainties in “Sakasama no Chou”

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Day 5:  A Song That Has A New Meaning To You Every Time You Hear It

Sakasama no Chou (逆さまの蝶) is the first opening theme song of the anime series Jigoku Shoujo (地獄少女 / Hell Girl).  It’s sung by SNoW, now known as Yukie.

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Sakasama no Chou is one of my favourite songs, and I often listen to it whenever I’m in an introspective mood.  It has a new meaning to me every time I listen to it because it’s a very poetic and symbolic song.  You can’t take the lyrics too literally.  In fact, it’ll just confuse you if you try to understand it on a literal level.

It’s a beautiful song.  It makes me want to think about myself and my life.  Because it’s poetic and symbolic, its meaning changes depending on my mood.  When I feel down, it makes me reflect on the reasons why I’m feeling that way.  When I feel content, it warns me that life is crazy and uncertain.  When I feel burnt-out, it stimulates my creativity with its sheer symbolism.

As for the musicality, I love the guitars.  I also think that SNoW’s vocals fit the song perfectly.  It’s not powerful, but its not sweet either.  Everything from the instruments to the vocals and of course the lyrics meld together to convey the frustrations and fears of life without completely losing hope.

Now you know that Sakasama no Chou (逆さまの蝶) by SNoW is a song that has a new meaning to me every time I hear it.  How about you?

Jigoku Shoujo Official Website (Japanese)
SNoW Official Blog (Japanese)

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      1. Very! But I couldn’t buy more dvds and I was fairly new to online watching so I never continued :/ which sucks bc I’ve seen that there are now 3 seasons?

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      2. I liked how the characters would die 😛 something really interesting abt the way she’d do things and how people didn’t hesitate (I think I only saw one person who did) to give up their souls just for revenge. Especially after she showed them what was in store for them in the afterlife, I’d probably chicken out >.< Maybe who knows what I’d do in a desperate situation

        I was also always curious about Emma/enma? Sorry forgot her name >.< and how she just went about this like it was nothing, then the little girl who could see her was introduced…but I never got to see more Dx

        The art was also REALLY nice!

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      3. I agree. The anime looks extreme in the way it portrays the desire for revenge, but I disagree. I think that it’s just right because just like you said, we don’t know what we’re capable of in desperate situations. And yes, I agree with you that right now, I think I’ll chicken out if faced with Ema.

        I know, right? The second & third seasons delves deeper into her character. Unlike the first season where she’s a more mysterious character. And I agree that the art looks really nice. It’s pretty and cute in this dark and creepy way. 🙂

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      4. I hope that you do. I re-watched some of the episodes during the summer when I was in my “oldies” phase. “Oldies” in this case are series that I already watched before and not necessarily the ones from the 70-90’s.

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      5. i sometimes do that xD but not the whole series just parts, like the other day I rewatched the last episode of Scryed and Beyond the boundary @_@


    1. I would assume it has something to do with having a great personality and stuff, but never showing off your colors, similar to how if a butterfly were to fold in or invert its wings, no one would be able to see the true beauty of it, and also, it wouldn’t be able to fly until it let its wings open up and soar. Something poetic like that, perhaps? Lol
      But yeah, that is a very pretty song, thanks for sharing!

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      1. Oh wow. Great interpretation, Takuto. Indeed, the lyrics of this song is very poetic.

        And you’re welcome. I enjoy this song regularly, so I would want to share it with anyone who can appreciate it. Thanks for dropping by!

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    2. I know, right? It’s a really good song, and I think an appropriate one for “Jigoku Shoujo”.

      That’s why I chose this song as the song that has a new meaning every time I listen to it. It’s a song filled with symbolism, so I guess the meaning is up for many personal interpretations. Anyway, thanks for dropping by. Cheers!


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